1 Dec 1987, for a 5-year period, by decision of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union, as a Community Action Programme for the Vocational Training of Young People and their Preparation for Adult and Working Life. New proposal adopted by E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), 10 Oct 1990. Expanded programme, PETRA II, commenced 1 Jan 1992, for 3 years. Also referred to as Programme for European Youth Training -- Programme pour la formation des jeunes européens. Comes under the vocational training administrative unit of U-XF1695 - Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY). Ceased to exist as of 31 Dec 1994, combining with U-XF2533 - Formation continue en Europe (FORCE), U-XF1311 - EUROTECNET and IRIS - European Network of Training Schemes for Women, as from 1 Jan 1995, into one large Community basic and continuing training programme: U-XF3432 - LEONARDO DA VINCI. IRIS is now an independent association, U-XF1254 - IRIS Association.
Help Member States to: ensure the provision for all young people of one or, if possible, two or more years of initial vocational training leading to a recognized qualification; add a Community dimension to initial training and guidance for young people; support development of partnerships between providers of training for young people at local, national and transnational level; promote equality of opportunity, particularly for girls and disadvantaged young people; encourage development of creativity, initiative and enterprise in young people.
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Advisory Committee - the PETRA Committee - comprising 2 representatives of each Member State. Representatives of social partners attend the Committee as observers. National Coordination Units.
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